The NAFA Fleet Management Association has named the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) as a strategic partner in an effort to advocate vehicle safety and security for the fleet and mobility profession.

Auto-ISAC is an alliance of auto industry suppliers and automakers created to enhance cybersecurity awareness and collaboration across the global automotive industry, NAFA said in a release.

“With today’s high-tech vehicles running on multiple computers and networks, hackers have ample ability to break into the vehicle’s controls,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE.

Phil Russo, NAFA CEO

Phil Russo, NAFA CEO

Auto-ISAC operates a central hub for sharing, tracking, and analyzing intelligence about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents related to the connected vehicle. Auto-ISAC members account for more than 99% of light-duty vehicles in North America, with over 30 global OEM and supplier members, according to NAFA.

Faye Francy, executive director at Auto-ISAC, recently presented at the 2018 Conference of Automotive Remarketing in March on the formation of Auto-ISAC and its significance for the automotive industry.